Solved Building a gaming PC

January 29, 2012 at 11:53:21
Specs: Windows Vista
I have problems with choosing the components because there are too many components look alike. Before that, I should write down my brief rig :
mobo asus p8h61-m le /
Intel core i5 2300 dmi /
cooler master hyper 212 plus /
geforce msi gtx560 1gb twin frozr II,oc /
4gb ddr3 1600mhz kingston hyperx 2x2 /
chassis cooler master cmp 350 black 500w /
500gb sata3 western digital caviar blue.

1) ok the problem is RAM. i dont know which model should i choose there are just too many hyperx. ok firstly should i get 8gb or 4gb? if 8gb means i dont have problem cause there is only 1 model in this online shop. but if 4gb there are 1333mhz and 1600mhz.. 1600mhz also have many branches over 9 models. so how do i choose? if 8gb is highly recommended i'll take, if it's a waste i won't take. or what about other brand?

2) CPU, mobo & graphic cards i think they are the best or anyone have any better suggestion?
maybe some comments on my rig?

HDD maybe i will change to caviar black or digital raptor?

about mobo i just need 1 graphic card slot, 2 ram slot, usb 3.0. do i need wifi lol?
cpu cooler the best or should i get noctua or corsair? chassis ok?


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January 30, 2012 at 11:35:21
drsam

Ignor my #4 response, I confused you with another similar thread.

Your case selection includes a 500W PSU. The only 500W PSU by that brand I could find is linked directly below. That PSU is NOT good enough for a modern system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The 3 links below are all good choices. The MSI has a 3 year warranty. The Asrock have a 2 year warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The next link below is for a list of RAM with 1.5V specs. Lower latency is better.

Look at the motherboard manufacturers site for a list of tested RAM for assured results.



#1
January 29, 2012 at 12:17:43

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#2
January 29, 2012 at 13:40:21
If you are unsure of the amount of RAM you might need perhaps you should select a motherboard with 4 RAM slots and leave 2 empty for the time being.

Are you aware that any 32 bit OS can only access up to 4GB of RAM.

When selecting RAM I suggest you only consider RAM that runs at JEDEC standard voltage or very close to it. DDR3 is designed to run at 1.5V. Some RAM may have impressive specs but the way they attain those specs is by over volting the RAM. You can do that yourself at less cost.

I suggest you try shopping at newegg.com.


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#3
January 29, 2012 at 15:50:06
@riider

yes i've been there but the shop im gonna buy didnt sell or maybe out of stock, the mobo and certain things

@otherhill

im in moscow russia. i shop at regard.ru. so my main rig already good enough?


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#4
January 29, 2012 at 15:53:51
If you are asking what I think I already gave my opinion. I don't care about SLI/crossfire and if using only on graphics card the 800W PSU is overkill. I posted a Corsair that will work then.

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January 30, 2012 at 10:15:37
@othehill

ok lets not care such thing sli/crossfire..
can u give me the model name for which component u see not worth buy so i can easily find it in the website.. i want to buy them by next week


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January 30, 2012 at 11:35:21
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drsam

Ignor my #4 response, I confused you with another similar thread.

Your case selection includes a 500W PSU. The only 500W PSU by that brand I could find is linked directly below. That PSU is NOT good enough for a modern system.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The 3 links below are all good choices. The MSI has a 3 year warranty. The Asrock have a 2 year warranty.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The next link below is for a list of RAM with 1.5V specs. Lower latency is better.

Look at the motherboard manufacturers site for a list of tested RAM for assured results.


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